- November 20, 2015
- Posted by: admin
- Category: News
Lawsuit alleging Vallejo Park for wrongful termination was filed by the two former employees of the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.
Michael and Holley Muraco, in their lawsuits claimed that they were fired, after they raised their concerns over dangerous conditions for the animals at the park, which sometimes resulted into the death of the animals.
Earlier, Michael Muraco served as the Park’s director for animal care.
Further, the lawsuit alleged that the U.S. Department of Agriculture was informed about the non-compliance of the park for not maintaining water quality in the dolphin pools for years which resulted in the respiratory illnesses in adult dolphins and also lead to the deaths of two baby dolphins.
According to the inspection reports of the USDA, “these two dolphin calf deaths, and the chronic problems in other dolphins with respiratory problems, eye problems and fungal infections, are related to the water quality issues in the system used throughout the facility."
In response to the claims in the lawsuit, a protest has been planned out by the Grassroots organization Advocates for the Animals at Six Flags.
The following statements were released by the Six Flags, "We provide excellent care for all of our animals. The lawsuit is without merit and we intend to vigorously defend ourselves."